For Tunisian people, embroidery is not just a decoration. A 100 years ago every piece of embroidered clothing was a masterpiece. It was like a book, written by the real master of her craft. Every stitch, every outline on cloth had a deep meaning. You could look at the garment and tell what region (sometimes even city or town) is the owner from, is he/she wealthy or poor, married or single, what's his/her occupation, and many other characteristics.
The patterns and embroidering techniques were passed from generation to generation to keep the art of embroidering alive. Tunisian embroidery uses not only colorful threads but also pearls, sequins, silver plates, crystals, etc.
To learn more about the traditional embroidery of Tunisia, read the article Tunisian traditional clothing crafts: weaving and embroidering (http://nationalclothing.org/africa/43-t ... ering.html)
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